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In my Physics class, senior year in high school. We got word what happened right as class was ending so we watched some of the news coverage in my next class, before administration made all teachers turn off the TV's.
In a staff meeting in the Fire Chief's office. One of the admin assistants came to the door and told us a plane hit one if the towers. We didn't get much accomplished that day. Never Forget!
At my office when it started, but I went home about 10 and just bunkered down in my TV room for the rest of the day. I'm not sure which made me more angry...9/11 or Oklahoma City.
In my math class...senior year of high school. Got in a huge fight with my physics teacher later in the day for not letting us watch.
Freshman year in Columbia. Just sat down for breakfast when the 2nd plane hit.
On an ambulance at EMS hq in Edgefield County. Tried to get the county to let us send a volunteer unit north. Didn't happen.
At work. I am watching the replay on MSNBC right now. They have it timed exactly how it was in 2001. Just absolutely horrible. So glad our military has taken out the thugs who did this. Never forget!!
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At work, watching it intermittently on TV, when possible.
Hopefully, the people who lost loved ones (and also for most of us around the country who didn't but were horrified by the attack), can find a little peace in knowing that Bin Laden and most of the others responsible are gone.
Pix of a Passer/King angelfish (saltwater). Got him as a 1.5inch baby. Now, 12 years later, 14inch adult.
I was at the dentist when the first plane hit. Heard on the radio the second one hit on my way back to school. Still get chills just thinking about it.
I was at work in the middle of #16 fairway at Legend Oaks in Summerville. Talking on the phone with a fellow superintendent when he yelled into the phone a plane had just hit the World Trade Center. Thought it was an accident til the second one hit. Then we both knew it was terrorism. Watched the news all day in the clubhouse. I will never forget and will make sure my children never forget either.
the quad. my alarm woke me up for class around 9:00 and instead of music it was the horrific news of what had happened. we got up and turned the tv's on and didn't leave the dorm the entire day.
In orchestra senior year. The tvs turned on automatically just in time for the second plane to hit. Knew as soon as it did that the towers were coming down. Our school kept the tvs on all day.
I was in the main lecture room of Gambrell Hall for the first plane and watched the second hit on my floor in Columbia Hall...Watched in disbelief the whole day, stunned...
Had a great sense of overwhelming pride, in both my country and my countries leaders and representation, when I learned Seal Team 6 shot Bin Laden...Just as 9/11 was a day to never forget, 5/2 is as well...
With this being a year of election and right in the middle of slander and mudslinging all over the spectrum, today is a day where we are not conservative or liberal, we are not right or left, but we are ALL just Americans...
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Ironically I was in History class with Dr. Barry (RIP). Went to the convenient store after class, the 2nd plane had hit, and I remember thinking to myself, "I just got out of US history and a new chapter is being written at the same time." Terrible day for sure.
"Never look down on anyone unless you're helping them up."
Sophomore year HS geometry class in Baton Rouge. Listened to principal over the intercom and then he reported again that second plane hit. Then we all got called out of class to go to the assembly center to watch what was going on.
I was in my 8th grade P.E. class. Still remember it vividly. We has this odd P.E. teacher -- quirky, middle aged guy. He's playing some homemade cassette tape while we're supposed to be doing warmups/stretches. All the sudden, he cuts it off and says, "not to alarm anyone, but they're saying a small plane has crashed into the World Trade Center." Nobody really cares or thinks much of it, and we just go on about our screwing around.
Well, 30 or so minutes later, they come on over the PA system and announce that all classes/students are to report to the assembly hall immediately. It was there that the vice principal made a full announcement about what happened. Most people took it pretty calmly. A couple girls wanted to put on a show and start shrieking, but the rest of us just sort of digested it, talked about it some, mostly didn't let it get to us too much.
As the day went on, we had a chance to watch more coverage and fully appreciate the significance of the event. Obviously, it was a watershed day that has had long term effects reaching far beyond what I could have appreciated on that fateful day. The political motives, war engagements, and profiteering from 9/11 are a debate the mods probably won't let us have here, but it certainly had a huge impact on this country over the last 11 years.
I sometimes think how easy it would be for someone to repeat attacks -- whether it was to take down planes again, or pull off something of an even greater magnitude. Hopefully we won't ever have to go through it, but when you see huge sporting events and places where tens of thousands of people congregate without any real strong system for bomb/explosives detection, it makes you a bit leery of the possibilities.
Sitting in a barber's chair.
Had Good Morning America on the TV when the first plane hit. We commented how incredible it was that a plane could accidentaly hit something so big in broad daylight.
I was living in Woodbury, MN, had just gotten married 10 days earlier, and had just got back from my honeymoon. I was an asst mgr at The Home Depot at the time, and had worked all night, because I was running the outside garden dept. I got home about 6 am, and my wife woke me up about 10 and told me what was going on. I was dead to the world asleep, my dog at the time was licking my face furiously, and my wife was hysterical. It was very confusing.
A good friend of mine lived in NYC and worked in the S. Tower, he had come to my wedding, and had dog-sitted for me while I was on my honeymoon, and, thankfully, had gone to the airport to go back to NYC that morning. Needless to say, his flight was cancelled, and thank god for my failed marriage, or he would probably not be with us anymore.
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I never really understood how JFK could be so fresh in the minds of my parents generation until 9/11. Even after the Challenger, I still did not totally get it. Most of the time I could not even tell you what I ate yesterday but everything about 9/11 as far as what I was doing, where I ate lunch, the television and radio broadcasts, etc. are so vivid and I imagine will always be even after most other memories have faded.
I was a year out of college and I remember it was mid morning when I started seeing a bunch of threads about the WTC on a rivals gamecock message board that will remain nameless. I flipped on the TV and immediately saw the aftermath of the first plane. I quickly gathered my roommates and we stood there in shock as the rest of the events of the day played out.
driving to Lexington County courthouse trying to get a Rule 403 or two done (SC attorneys will recognize and roll eyes). The DJs on the radio on The Big DM 101.3 FM announced it like most people - an apparent accidental crash into the building. After I got to the Courthouse the second tower was hit and wit was announced in the courtroom. Awful. Will never forget.
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Ironically, I'll be in Manhatten around 2:30 today.
Walter Edgar's South Carolina History class.
Fresh into my senior year at USC, woke up in my apartment and turned the tube on as the second plane hit. Drove to campus an hour or so later and sat in the Russell House with other students for most of the day and watched on the televisions that were set up downstairs.
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